United States Vice President Kamala Harris is stepping down from his White House post in part over concerns of being forever labeled as a “Harris Person,” a Axes report indicated. The number of people leaving positions under Harris’s leadership has risen amid internal unrest as well as disastrous polls.
Sources familiar with the tensions in the US Vice President’s White House office said Axes that the concern with being labeled as a âHarris Personâ, along with burnout and the desire for greener pastures, primarily encourages people to quit. Notably, an anonymous Democratic strategist said Harris needed “someone loyal, who can think methodically to better position the Vice President and ensure that everything she does is maximized and communicated to a large population. and increase its numbers “.
In addition, another Democratic member close to Harris’s office told the outlet that the exodus of staff members placed the responsibility of maintaining operations on Chief of Staff Tina Flournoy. The agent was quoted by Axios as saying, “If we mess this up, it’s going to delay women when it comes to running for higher positions for years to come.”
It’s also relevant to note that the U.S. Vice President has come under constant criticism since she acquired the office in January of this year and made history. Republicans attacked Harris for his inability to visit the southern border even after he had an immigration portfolio. She was also condemned by Republicans for scolding over her management style that was fueled by staff turnover.
More recently, on Wednesday, chief spokesperson Symone Sanders announced her departure at the end of December. Sanders’ departure came after Ashley Etienne, director of communications for the US vice president.
How did Harris react to Sanders leaving?
The outlet said when Harris was asked about Sanders leaving, the US Vice President said, âI love Symoneâ¦ I can’t wait to see what she does next. I know it’s been three years since she’s been jumping on planes across the country and working really hard, and I can’t wait to see what she does nextâ¦ I mean it.
Despite Harris’ reasoning, people close to the US Vice President’s office told the outlet that some of his staff turnover is natural given that the entire team is exhausted after a busy first year in the office right after. a presidential campaign and a busy transition. Even White House press secretary Jen Psaki has said she expects to only be in her post for a year or two. Further, Harris employees are leaving amid the emergence of reports of tensions in the White House between her and the office of US President Joe Biden.